Matthews Glen Begins Construction on $59 Million Expansion

November 17, 2021

Matthews Glen, a senior living community in Matthews, North Carolina, has started a $59 million community expansion that will add 72 independent living apartments and 16 villas to its campus. Construction is also underway to add additional assisted living residences.

Acts Retirement-Life Communities, the parent company of Matthews Glen, is leading the development of the phase 2 expansion project, which features 1,650 to 1,785 square-foot apartments along with 2,275 to 2,500 square foot villas. The apartments and duplex-style villas will feature open floor plans, high ceilings, well-equipped kitchens, and other amenities. New outdoor amenities being added include tennis and pickleball courts. The community is also adding 40 suites to its OakBridge Terrace assisted living residence that will increase its capacity to 100 suites. Construction on the phase 2 expansion is anticipated for completion in 2023.

“The response we’ve received has been tremendous with two-thirds of the apartment residences already reserved, and the villas are sold out,” said Campus Executive Director Steve Messer. “We are very excited about this next evolution of our campus for our residents and future generations who desire the retirement lifestyle experience and healthcare security our type of community provides.”

Matthews Glen recently completed the first phase of its multimillion-dollar expansion, which includes a separate $35 million WillowBrooke Court skilled care center addition that increased its capacity to 90 private beds and the latest advances in residential, neighborhood-style nursing care. The 93,000-square-foot building has three floors with six neighborhoods, each encompassing 15 private resident rooms with private bathrooms. Each floor includes a full-service country kitchen, housekeeping, laundry room, a salon and a spa bath. The building also includes a dedicated rehab wing with large courtyards.

Situated on a sprawling 124-acre campus, Matthews Glen is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) that offers a continuum of care where residents live independently in apartment and villa homes and as healthcare needs change can move into on-site assisted living and skilled care residences. A pillar of the greater Matthews community since 1988, Matthews Glen has experienced steady growth in recent years and is home to approximately 720 residents.

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